VR

Today at SIGGRAPH the Khronos Group, the industry consortium behind OpenGL and Vulkan, announced the ratification and public release of their Neural Network Exchange Format (NNEF), now finalized as the official 1.0 specification. Announced in 2016 and launched as a provisional spec in late 2017, NNEF is Khrono's deep learning open format for neural network models, allowing device-agnostic deployment of common neural networks. And on a flashier note, StarVR and Microsoft are providing the first public demonstration of Khronos' OpenXR, a cross-platform API standard for VR/AR hardware and software. With a two-part approach, OpenXR's goal is VR/AR interoperability encompassing both the application interface layer (e.g. Unity or Unreal) and the device layer (e.g. SteamVR, Samsung GearVR). In terms of SIGGRAPH's showcare, Epic's Showdown demo is...

Samsung Extends Its Gear VR Ecosystem: Gear 360 Arrives In US

The Samsung Gear 360 camera, capable of capturing 360° images and video, will be available for purchase in limited quantities during VidCon, a convention for the online video industry...

11 by Matt Humrick on 6/22/2016

Razer Exhibits OSVR HDK2 VR Headset, And $5 Million Developer Fund At E3 2016

The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) headsets have been progressing in the new field of VR for some time, releasing and demoing several versions of their Hacker Development Kit...

14 by Brett Howse on 6/13/2016

HP and MSI Demonstrate Backpack PCs for VR Gaming

Virtual reality gaming promises to drive demand for higher-performance graphics cards as well as richer game content. But even before the first AAA VR games make their debut, computer...

22 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Duo: Dual Fiji, 350W, $1500

These recent years we have seen a slow but steady buildup of VR from both technological developments to growing enthusiasm shown by consumers and the industry. Today AMD is...

63 by Daniel Williams on 4/26/2016

3DMark Adds VRMark Preview and an Updated UI

We now have the release of the high end consumer VR headsets behind us. That sets the stage for a (hopefully) steady flow of software to use with the...

4 by Daniel Williams on 4/7/2016

HTC Vive Launch Day News & First Impressions

After what seems like entirely too long a wait, the consumer VR headset business is finally in full swing. Last week we saw the launch of Oculus’s Rift, and...

23 by Ryan Smith on 4/5/2016

NVIDIA Announces Quadro M5500 For Notebooks, Details Professional VR Plans

Taking place this week is NVIDIA’s annual developer conference, the GPU Technology Conference. A show for everything NVIDIA across all of the company’s major divisions, this year’s show stands...

16 by Ryan Smith on 4/4/2016

Oculus Rift Launch Day News: New AMD & NVIDIA Drivers; Async Timewarp & Platform Restrictions Added To SDK

After just over three and a half years and a Facebook acquisition in between, Oculus’s first-generation Rift headset is launching today. We took a hands-on preview of the headset...

11 by Ryan Smith on 3/28/2016

Hands On With the Retail Oculus Rift: Countdown to Launch

Today I'll be going over my hands-on session with the final, retail version of the Oculus Rift, Oculus's soon to launch VR headset. As part of their GDC festivities...

75 by Ryan Smith on 3/16/2016

Sony to Start Selling PlayStation VR in October for $399

Sony has published the price of its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset and confirmed its final specifications and launch timeframe on Tuesday. The company intends to start selling the...

27 by Anton Shilov on 3/16/2016

Qualcomm’s New SDK Enables Development of VR Apps on Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm on Monday introduced its first virtual reality software development kit, designed for its Snapdragon 820 mobile SoC. The new tools will enable software makers to create programs that...

9 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2016

VRScore: Crytek and Basemark Announce New Benchmark Release

Virtual Reality has definitely been playing the slow and steady race for a while now. Thankfully, with the approach of consumer VR headsets going on sale, more of us...

5 by Daniel Williams on 3/15/2016

AMD Announces Radeon Pro Duo: Dual GPU Fiji Video Card For VR Content Creation

At AMD’s GDC 2016 “Capsaicin” event, the company has announced their long-awaited dual Fiji video card. Being released under the name Radeon Pro Duo, the new card is a...

56 by Ryan Smith on 3/14/2016

AMD To Showcase Latest Innovations at “Capsaicin” Press Event & Webcast

Capsaicin, whether you call it the essence of flavor or the distillation of pain (ed: it's the latter), at its core capsaicin is what drives everything we call spicy...

47 by Daniel Williams on 3/8/2016

HTC Vive Preorder Available In An Hour: Now with Tilt Brush, Regional Pricing

A quick news post for anyone following the HTC Vive announcements: as we reported back at MWC, the official pricing and timing for pre-orders was announced. For your...

18 by Ian Cutress on 2/29/2016

HTC Vive Will Be Launching In April Priced At $799

Today HTC confirmed both the release date and price for the HTC Vive VR headset. Vive has gone through a couple of delays at this point, with an April...

27 by Brandon Chester on 2/21/2016

AMD and the Associated Press Team Up for Experimental 360° Video & VR News Channel

This week AMD and Associated Press have announced a new collaborative project designed to fuel virtual reality journalism. Under the agreement, AP has created a special channel with 360°...

24 by Anton Shilov on 2/18/2016

EVGA Begins Selling "VR Edition" GeForce GTX Video Cards for VR Gaming Rigs

EVGA this week began to sell their GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition video cards, a new lineup tailored for those who plan to use a virtual reality headset...

11 by Anton Shilov on 2/11/2016

Interview with Ian Livingstone CBE: Gaming in VR and Development in the UK

This week I decided last minute to attend PG Connects, a trade show conference on mobile gaming, attended by developers and business looking to promote or sell their games...

6 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2016

Oculus VR Reveals Retail Price of Its Virtual Reality Headset: $599

Oculus VR on Wednesday revealed the price of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as well as its launch date. The price of the VR hardware appears to be...

75 by Anton Shilov on 1/7/2016

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